“A pretty face will get old, a nice body will change, but a good person will always be a good person.” (Unknown) “She’s gone ancient on me,” said a man, describing a woman he hadn’t seen in a while. Daisy Duke has grown “ancient,” according to a recent picture. I look in the mirror… the same thing. That’s life! I like what football coach Mark Dantonio told a reporter: “I am what I am.” Don’t let that mirror define you…or anyone else in your life. ;-) Jack
FROM TARMART REV: ...those mirrors at their best present only a passing reflection...====JACK: "We see in a mirror darkly...."
FROM DM IN LIV: So funny! I had this conversation with myself as I was getting ready for work today. What I see in the mirror is merely my vessel. The real me is who I am on the inside. Thank you!!!====JACK: I, too, look back at the yearbooks (we used to call them, annuals) and think... those were the days. And think...If I knew then what I know now. But, life doesn't work that way. Let's give thanks for the river of life which keeps rolling on. While I don't believe in predestination, I do believe in a God who guides.====DM: Amen! I also believe in our God who guides and who walks with us each and every day. How blessed we are.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: I sure don't feel like I look in the mirror! I feel like I looked in my high school year book!====JACK: Sometimes it seems as though someone has come into the house and substituted a carnival mirror for the one we usually look into.
FROM WATERFORD JAN: Popeye also said "I yam what I yam!"====JACK: A-gah-gah-gah-gah-gah-gah! ― (Popeye's Laugh)
FROM TAMPA SHIRL: Just enjoy each day and be grateful of all of your blessings, especially when you see other people who have big problems.====JACK: I have a hard time being grateful because others have it worse. Sometimes it makes me feel guilty.
FROM CHESTER THE GOOD: He plagiarized Popeye!====JACK: I thought Popeye was saying, "I am a sweet potato." "I am a yam."
FROM BLAZING OAKS: All of us "Golden Oldies" who feel 16 "inside", have experienced the changes in face and body, but with age comes acceptance, and perseverance to continue to "run the race to gain the prize". Enjoy your old age; It's a privilege not given to everyone!! But of course, with the Advancing years we bear the losses, as well. A comment by Voltaire seems apt: "Sometimes life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats!" It comes with practice....:-) ====JACK: As I walk down and up the stairs to do my Winning Words each day, I give thanks that I can take them like life...one step at a time.
FROM SBP IN FLORIDA: Over the years I have noted that I like the image better when it yields a smile. I also enjoy and feel better when there's a smile on the faces around me. God's presence and my inner peace are the under lying source for me, but, there are smiles to cover up inner hurts/sadness. I know that there songs dealing with smiles. Just thought of this. "My heart ? when I behold a rainbow in the sky."====JACK: I'm reminded of the song, Smile. Charlie Chaplin wrote the music and used it as theme for his movie, Modern Times. I like the lyrics, too.
Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking.
When there are clouds in the sky
you'll get by.
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through
Light up your face with gladness,
Hide every trace of sadness.
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying.
You'll find that life is still worthwhile-
If you just smile.
FROM IKE AT THE MIC: On that theme the famous writer Agatha Christie was married to an archaeologist & was once asked how did she feel about being married to an archaeologist .
Agatha responded,"It feels wonderful because the older I get,the more interesting my husband thinks I've become."====JACK: True love never grows old.
FROM DB IN MICHIGAN: That is so true! Yesterday I had dinner with a man who was my boyfriend thirty years ago. After dinner we laughed as we compared body shapes and hair color(s). As we laughed, I saw the glimmer in his eyes of a twenty year-old man. For a moment I thought, this must be what God sees, an entire lifetime all at once. It was pretty special!!====JACK: The eyes have it.